Safety advocates push for technology that can save lives of children left in hot cars

July 30, 2020

LOCAL NEWS by: CBS News Posted: Jul 28, 2020 / 03:00 PM PDT / Updated: Jul 28, 2020 / 03:01 PM PDT https://www.8newsnow.com/news/local-news/web-extra-safety-advocates-push-for-technology-that-can-save-lives-of-children-left-in-hot-cars/ LAS VEGAS (CBS) — More than a dozen children have died so far this year in hot cars, even with Americans staying home more because of the coronavirus. Now safety advocates are pushing for new technology that […]

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How to keep kids safe in Arizona’s deadly heat

May 29, 2020

Play Video https://www.azfamily.com/video/how-to-keep-kids-safe-in-arizonas-deadly-heat/video_b91dff6b-3b3e-5270-9fa3-8e5a6138dcf3.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=user-share&fbclid=IwAR1iS0LRlI5dN9ZsxP5VCrVArj_cjjEluAXRR6cSHkpNGD2fjd5fS9JB-jk

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Video: Phoenix Police Department Hot Cars Press Event

May 28, 2020

A press event was held on May 27, 2020 in Phoenix, AZ by the Phoenix Police Department. Dawn Peabody, KidsAndCars.org Parent Advocate and Arizona Representative, spoke and told the story of how her family’s lives changed forever the day they lost their precious and confident daughter, Maya.

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13 Investigates reveals hidden dangers in your vehicle’s ‘blind zone’

February 24, 2020

WTHR.COM STAFF PUBLISHED: APR 25TH, 2019 – 5:55PM (EDT), UPDATED: AUG 9TH, 2019 – 4:50PM (EDT) Play Video INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) — 13 Investigates measured the blind zone in front of 22 vehicles. The goal is to help drivers better understand how much space in front of their vehicle is obstructed from view, posing a potential danger […]

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Examples of Available Technology to Prevent Hot Car Deaths

September 20, 2019

Technology should be installed during the manufacturing stage of ALL vehicles (see HOT CARS Act) and be able to detect the presence of an occupant (child, pet, etc.). The ‘detection’ feature is necessary to address children who get into vehicles on their own, which accounts for nearly 30% of hot car deaths. Systems utilize a […]

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Is your child safe when using vehicle child safety locks?

August 5, 2019

Watch video report at the link below: https://www.kmbc.com/article/is-your-child-safe-when-using-vehicle-child-safety-locks-kansas-city-missouri-kansas-kids-and-cars/28539044

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Tips for parents to prevent hot car tragedies

July 29, 2019

Fox and Friends, Jul. 29, 2019 – 4:58 – After a Bronx man’s 1-year-old twins die in his hot car, KidsAndCars.org Director Amber Rollins offers tips to prevent tragedy. Watch the latest video at foxnews.com https://video.foxnews.com/v/6065082574001/#sp=show-clips

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SC led the nation for kids dying in hot cars. It could happen to any parent, expert warns

July 18, 2019

BY CODY DULANEY JULY 18, 2019 05:00 AM, UPDATED 1 HOUR 23 MINUTES AGO Watch video interview with Erin Holley South Carolina led the nation in 2018 with six children dying in hot cars. Parents often feel shame, but experts say it could happen to anyone. BY NICOLE L. CVETNIC / MCCLATCHY How could anyone accidentally leave a […]

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Our Mission Statement

July 16, 2019

KidsAndCars.org is a national nonprofit dedicated to saving the lives of young children and pets in and around vehicles. The organization is devoted to eliminating vehicle-related risks that were previously unrecognized through data collection, research and analysis, public education and awareness programs, policy change, product redesign and supporting families to channel their grief into positive change. […]

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Statement from Victims’ Families Read by Senator Blumenthal During July 10th, 2019 Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee During Consideration of the HOT CARS Act of 2019

Watch video of statement being read by Senator Blumenthal Since 1990, more than 900 children have needlessly died in hot cars, including 19 children so far this year. To forget is a human condition, yet technological solutions are available to remedy the problem.  Vehicle technology already reminds us if we have left a car door […]

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